More About Our Community

Making An Impact

Explore all our majors
Gain a better understanding of each of Gatton’s majors and discover the vast amount of career opportunities within each field.

Find what drives you
Learn to develop your personal strengths and leadership style through involvement in curricular activities and service-learning initiatives.

Surround yourself with support
Connect with a community that has your back as you transition into your first year of college. Engage with Gatton faculty, staff, and resources that are there to help you achieve your wildest ambitions.

Expand your reach
Understand the importance of professional development and networking through a series of workshops and company site visits.

Phase 1 - Fall

Phase 2 - Spring

Business Enterprise Paths






Major Exploration & Entrepreneurial Discovery

Advising Support & Mentoring

Leadership & Service

Career Exploration & Professionalism


Confidence in major selection and future career path

Established network and connection to key resources / people

Better understanding of individual strengths and ways to apply them

Increased professional presence and exposure to real world business environments

Leadership Competencies


Career Management

Global Intercultural Fluency

Critical Thinking Problem Solving

Oral / Written Communications

Teamwork & Collaboration

Digital Technology

Professionalism & Work Ethic

Connected Course: UK 101

Connected Course: B&E 150

Your New Home

Jewell Hall

All students who participate in the Business Enterprise Learning Community will reside in Jewell Hall located in the north campus neighborhood. Opened in 2014, Jewell Hall was named for Frances Jewell McVey, former assistant professor of English at UK and former dean of women at UK from 1921-1932. Jewell Hall has the 2-bedroom and 2 person suite room types and is the only residence hall with a rooftop terrace.

Specialty Courses

Students who participate in the Business Enterprise LLP will be required to enroll in the corresponding business section of the UK101: Freshman Orientation course for the fall semester. In addition, students will also be enrolled in B&E150: Business Career Exploration for the Spring Semester. The purpose of this course is to allow students to discover potential career paths of Gatton majors by participating in exploration activities and utilizing resources provided by our college’s Graham Office of Career Management.


The Business Enterprise Learning Community is a first-year program for declared business students who are interested in pursuing careers in one of the academic disciplines within the Gatton College: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, or the exploratory business tack.

Shonta Phelps


Shonta Phelps
Director of Leadership Initiatives and Living Learning Programs
144 Gatton College of Business and Economics
Phone: 859-257-2513

Ready to Apply?

UK Housing Application

UK Housing Deadlines
Early Action: February 15
Regular Decision: May 1

Students must be admitted as a first-year business student before applying for housing.